Go to a boneyard and ask for a '93 F 150 starter for a 4.9 inline-6. It is a permanent magnet starter that will save you about 8 pounds, and it will crank your engine. It will work on a 289,302,351 W or 351 C. It does not matter if it is for a manual or automatic, it will work on either. These things will last forever. I have one on my 14:1 351 W and it turns it over with no problem. I also have them on all my street cars. Get a good used one, do not try to buy a rebuild. The same starter is listed in the Ford Performance catalog. I usually pay $ 35.00. They came on other cars, but I am sure of the F 150 application.